Ex-Rep. Derrick Smith’s Last-Minute Bid To Avoid Prison FailsA federal judge has ordered the West Side Democrat to report to prison by Friday and begin serving his five-month sentence for taking a $7,000 cash bribe.
Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking BribeFormer Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.
Former Rep. Derrick Smith To Be Sentenced For BriberyLawyers for former state Rep. Derrick Smith want a federal judge Thursday to spare him prison time. Prosecutors want the 51-year-old Chicago Democrat imprisoned for around five years.
Feds Seek 5 Years For Former State Rep. Derrick Smith On Bribery ChargeHe called cash bribes “cheddar.” Now former State Rep. Derrick Smith is probably going to have to eat some hard cheese. Maybe five years of it in federal prison.
Feds Seek Up To 5 Years In Prison For Former Rep. Derrick SmithWhen former West Side state Rep. Derrick Smith was arrested in 2012 for accepting a $7,000 bribe, he swore to the FBI that he “did it for the people.” That’s the same reasoning federal prosecutors used Monday, asking that Smith receive a “a significant period of imprisonment” that “vindicates his constituents.”
Off-Duty Cop Catches Mail ThiefOfficer Damien Bolden was off-duty but still helped nab a mail thief.
White: Lawmakers Should Do 'Whatever They Can' To Kick Smith Out AgainIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.
White, Quinn Make Final Push To Defeat Indicted Rep. SmithFormer state Rep. Derrick Smith has been indicted for taking a $7,000 cash bribe, and kicked out of the Illinois House, but he still has a good chance of winning back the seat in his West Side district on Tuesday.
Jesse White: 'Going To Do All We Can' To Defeat Smith's Bid To Regain SeatIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have supported indicted former State Rep. Derrick Smith, and there would be no controversy about the fate of Smith's former House seat.
New Lawmaker Sworn In To Replace Derrick SmithThe Illinois House has a new member.
Dems Select Replacement For Ousted State LawmakerChicago policeman Eddie Winters will serve out Derrick Smith's term in the Illinois House.
State House Expels Rep. Derrick SmithThe Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Expulsion Vote Coming Friday For Rep. Derrick SmithA vote is coming Friday that could expel Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) from the General Assembly.
Enough Evidence To Punish State Rep. Derrick Smith, Panel FindsA special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
Indicted State Rep. Won't Testify Before Investigative PanelState Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) told a special legislative panel Thursday that he is innocent of the federal bribery charges he is facing, but he refused to testify under oath.